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Before The Bomb : How America Approached the End of the Pacific War.

Author: John Chappell
Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Almost forgotten in the haze of events that followed Nagasaki and Hiroshima, the summer of 1945 witnessed an intense public debate over how best to end the war against Japan. Weary of fighting, the American people were determined to defeat the imperial power that had so viciously attacked them in December 1941, but they were uncertain of the best means to accomplish this goal. Certain of victory -- the ""inevitable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Chappell, John.
Before The Bomb : How America Approached the End of the Pacific War.
Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Chappell
ISBN: 9780813158624 0813158621
OCLC Number: 900344783
Description: 1 online resource (260 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 A War Half Won; 2 Images of the Enemy; 3 How Long Will This War Last?; 4 Visions of Abundance; 5 Okinawa; 6 The Sinister Cloud; 7 Assault or Siege?; 8 Unconditional Surrender; 9 Resolution; Conclusion; Notes; Sources; Index.

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Almost forgotten in the haze of events that followed Nagasaki and Hiroshima, the summer of 1945 witnessed an intense public debate over how best to end the war against Japan. Weary of fighting, the American people were determined to defeat the imperial power that had so viciously attacked them in December 1941, but they were uncertain of the best means to accomplish this goal. Certain of victory -- the ""inevitable triumph"" promised by Franklin Roosevelt immediately after Pearl Harbor -- Americans became increasingly concerned about the human cost of defeating Japan. Particularly after the bru.

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